And the Bible stories come alive by Hollywood Standards. That means totally inaccurate in some cases.  I often recall the scene in the “ Ten Commandments”  where Charlton Heston, playing a gray haired MOSES, parting the Red Sea, and in his deep bass voice bellowing those famous words,   “Let my people go”    just after he broke the main plumbing lines and flooded their homes and basements, polluted the water, and encouraged the roaches and frogs to proliferate.  

It was terrible, since few of those things worked in those days anyway but Hollywood comes to the rescue taking those stories written by people who passed them down from generation to generation and couldn’t write anyway. 

And just like the game where you whisper the clue to the next person in a circle and by the time it gets back to the origional person, the whole things changed.  Thats what most of the bible stories are.

Obviously a book that was written over centuries and LOTS wife was not a pillar of salt because she looked back.  It was more likely white volcanic ash that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.  They were cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis and throughout the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and in the deuterocanonical books, as well as in the Quran and the Hadith. Science found the indicators of a volcanic upheaval in that specific area.

And the four gospels were written eighty years after the resurrection,  two had nothing in support of the story line and they differ based on whose telling it.  The birth of jesus in Betlehem is inaccurate as the polls take at that time place his birth 75 miles away in Nazareth.   Just too much inaccuracy for something to be more than a nice story.

According to the Torah, the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were allied with the cities of Admah, Zeboim, and Bela. These five cities, were situated on the Jordan River plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan. The plain was compared to the garden of Eden as being well-watered and green, suitable for grazing livestock. 

Divine judgment by God was passed upon Sodom and Gomorrah and two neighboring cities, which were completely consumed by fire and brimstone.  No salt plants were involved in the making of that destruction.  Neighboring Bela was the only city to be spared. 

In Abrahamic religions, Sodom and Gomorrah have become synonymous with impenitent sin, and their fall with a proverbial manifestation of divine retribution.  Sodom and Gomorrah have been used historically and today as metaphors for vice and homosexuality, although a close reading of the text and other Ancient Near Eastern sources suggest that this association may be incorrect

The story has therefore given rise to words in several languages. These include the English word sodomy, which is used in sodomy laws to describe sexual “crimes against nature", namely anal or oral sex (particularly homosexual), or bestiality. Some Islamic societies incorporate punishments associated with Sodom and Gomorrah into Sharia law.  

Mostly BS,  as it is well known in the weird world of the Middle East, little boys get treated as toys in some of their culture. 

Thats how the Bible, both the Version Old Testament and Version New Testament was written and some versions remade to suit variant Liturgical Christianity when the Popes got their hands on it and were rewritten thirteen times.  The only difference is that today little boys and girls are still targets of some of these sick individuals who should be treated accordingly.  I would be happy to help in their disposal.

It’s nothing more than a collection of stories and parables massaged, twisted and changed over two thousand years.  The Popes changed it for financial gain, others changed it because they didn’t like the way the Popes did things.  So they rewrote the book and started another religious tributary.

Religion is a man tool and man recreates it as needed for his personal benefit.  When Hollywood portrays the stories as the greatest stories ever told, they are right but unfortunately they are not in some cases the greatest truths ever told.  It all made to sell, sell, sell and to make lots of money. 


And in the same movie, Yul Brynner, playing RAMSES, with that stare, his three quarter magnificent profile quoting the memorable line “ So it shall be written, so it shall be done”.  
And the court scribe yelled back  “Hold that thought chief, I just ran out of ink and got to find a fresh squid”.

And how can you forget the beautiful Delilah (Hedy Lamar stroking the Black Olive Oil laden hair of handsome Samson (Victor Mature)  and screaming “ Yuck, you smell like a day old salad, don’t you have hair spray”?

Acts not parables, Deeds not showmanship and fact, not fiction. Thats the lesson the bible should be teaching.


Truthfully I love snakes, Black Racers and Corn snakes here in Florida, they keep the fruit rats in check very well thank you.  

Other aggressors of vermin are variants of poisonous Rattlers, include the Southern Copperhead,  The Highland Moccasin,  Florida Cottonmouth, The Water Moccasin, Eastern Diamondback, Timber Rattlesnake (Photo), Canebrake Rattlesnake, Dusky Pigmy, Pigmy Rattler, Ground Rattler, Coral Snakes, and Boas, and huge (20ft) Anacondas on occasion keep people in check.  We rescue the Racers and Corn snakes and they have a nice place in our garden and no fruit rats or other vermin.

Snake handling is a religious ritual, totally friggen stupid and dangerous in a small number of very fundamentalist ignorant dumbass Christian churches in the US usually characterized as rural and Pentecostal, the most popular the Church of God with Signs Following.   Again a Church with constituents who are weak and more than a little stupid, severely handicapped by bullshit and idiots who use the snakes a s control devices.

I had once said no one could be that stupid to believe a proverb that would endanger you and I was wrong, they are stupid people who don’t challenge common sense, weak minded, and ignorant to follow this dangerous route.  

"They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:18) "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (Luke 10:19)  

Obviously Mark and Luke knew nothing about poisonous snakes.  If you are not a true believer,  its possible the snake is having a bad day, and  you might have a problem, it could backfire... 

JUNE 21, 2012 (CNN)
Mack Wolford, 44, the Dean of the Pentecostal serpent handlers in Appalachia, was laid to rest Saturday at a low-key service at his West Virginia church a week after succumbing to a snake bite that made headlines across the nation.  

Note:  History repeats itself, Wolford’s own dad was a serpent handler who died from a snake bite in 1983.  

FEBRUARY 18, 2014 (CNN)
A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died -- of a snakebite.  Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middlesboro police said.  The practice is illegal in most states, but still goes on, primarily in the rural south dumbass community. 



Religion tries to alter learning.  Ignore the books banned by the Texas Library School Board, also known as the Burn in Hell Fundamentalists... the extremely ignorant church ladies and a man or two who are fundamentally so incorrect.  And all on the board from one church were bused in volume to an unannounced meeting to determine the books in school libraries that are allowed in Texas.  But it has screwed up learning by taking classics of literature and not made them Christian enough.  

The worst part of this stupidity are the states who also do not have School Library Boards who said, “ What’s good for Texas is good for us”.  And they adopted Texas rules.  Deducting the 17 million dollars Trump cut from education, we are killing our children with more ignorance from ignorant people.   Politics do not belong in school or churches.  What we read, see and question, is protected by the first amendment, it’s called Freedom of Speech.  

Here are the Books those Christians banned from school libraries. They also banned Thomas Jefferson for his views on Separation of Church and State.  If you let a moron run your school, your child will eventually become a moron. Stupidity is a disease, it’s contagious, and there are no vaccinations.

Native Son   *  Of Mice and Men  *   The Pentagon Papers  *   Sophie’s Choice  *   Slaughterhouse - Five *  Ulysses   *   To Kill a Mockingbird    *   The Color Purple   *  Death of a Salesman Howl  *   The Catcher in the Rye…   *   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire    *   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn   *  James and the Giant Peach   *   Brave New World   *  Lord of the Flies  *   Gone With the Wind  *   and others...

Your kid will be exposed to ADAM and EVE and a SNAKE. The big bang theory, scientifically disproven.  Instead of the proven theory that Amino Acids triggered by water vapor from asteroids landing on the molten mass called earth containing a catalyst that created the first cells on earth.  
You are building an idiot by allowing this as the thinking which it is not and its time the states got their own book boards.  



Potter did other strange stuff. Thats called fantasy.  I find that pretty amazing since the loyal readers of the Texas Taliban often call the Potter books blasphemy and out of the box.  But the Bible has a lot of of stories of begetting, beheading, all kinds of sex, incest, murder, wars, and plagues... brothers killing brothers, weird sacrifices, nothing as nice as you might think.  Dump the Texan Statute in your state school system.



It’s bad enough when people who believe in fairy tales and stories passed off as reality promote the stuff but sooner or later intelligent people find the truth.  It’s all part of selling a program and making someone believe in a hypothesis that has no legs.  Politicians, Pastors and Crack-Head fake religious grifters all belong in one category.  Bullshitters and Liars.

Creationism called “absolutely horrible hypothesis”—statistically speaking.   All life on Earth evolved from a single-celled organism that lived roughly 3.5 billion years ago, a new study seems to confirm.  The study supports the widely held "universal common ancestor" theory first proposed by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago.

Using computer models and statistical methods, biochemist Douglas Theobald calculated the odds that all species from the three main groups, or “domains," of life evolved from a common ancestor.  The domains are bacteria, bacteria-like microbes called Archaea, and eukaryotes, the group that includes plants and other multicellular species, such as humans.

The “ Best competing multiple ancestry hypothesis" has one species giving rise to bacteria and one giving rise to Archaea and eukaryotes, said Theobald, a biochemist at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.  But, based on the new analysis, the odds of that are "just astronomically enormous," he said. "The number's so big, it's kind of silly to say it"—1 in 10 to the 2,680th power, or 1 followed by 2,680 zeros.

Theobald also tested the creationist idea that humans arose in their current form and have no evolutionary ancestors.   The statistical analysis showed that the independent origin of humans is "an absolutely horrible hypothesis," Theobald said, adding that the probability that humans were created separately from everything else is 1 in 10 to the 6,000th power.

All species in all three domains share 23 universal proteins, though the proteins' DNA sequences—instructions written in the As, Cs, Gs, and Ts of DNA bases—differ slightly among the three domains (quick genetics overview).

The 23 universal proteins perform fundamental cellular activities, such as DNA replication and the translation of DNA into proteins, and are crucial to the survival of all known life-forms—from the smallest microbes to blue whales.

A universal common ancestor is generally assumed to be the reason the 23 proteins are as similar as they are.   That's because, if the original protein set was the same for all creatures, a relatively small number of mutations would have been needed to arrive at the modern proteins, he said. If life arose from multiple species—each with a different set of proteins—many more mutations would have been required.

"What I wanted to do was not make the assumption that similar traits imply a shared ancestry ... because we know that's not always true," Theobald said.

"For instance, you could get similarities that are not due to common ancestry but that are due to natural selection"—that is, when environmental forces, such as predators or climate, result in certain mutations taking hold, such as claws or thicker fur.

Biologists call the independent development of similar traits in different lineages "convergent evolution." The wings of bats, birds, and insects are prime examples: They perform similar functions but evolved independently of one another.

“Evolution,” he said, “should not be given any special status…

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